Just the Place to Build a Career...and Build a Life
The unemployment rate in both Nebraska and Phelps County is less than half the national average.
We have work and we have jobs
All we need is YOU to join "the good life"!
Many of our larger employers also advertise their openings through their own websites listed below.
Manufacturer of disposable medical supplies • Website
Phelps Memorial Health Center
Hospital and medical services • Website
Manufacturer of floodlighting units, traffic control devices, and construction equipment • Website
IES Commercial & Industrial Division
Electrical construction contractor • Website
Holdrege Public Schools
Education System • Website
Because of our low unemployment and booming industries, Phelps County has many positions that have been identified by local employers as "High-Demand". This means that training and/or a degree qualifying you for one of these careers basically guarantees you employment.
High Demand Jobs Include: Welders, Machinist, Manufacturing Technicians, Electricians, Plumbers, Masonry, Nursing, Dietary Specialists, Diesel Mechanics, CDL, and more!
Not Qualified? We can Help!
The Phelps County Development Corporation, in partnership with the Phelps County Community Foundation, offers a High Demand Job Scholarship. The condition of this scholarship is that you return to Phelps County post education and fill one of our High Demand Jobs for a minimum of one year for every $1,000 awarded.
- High School Graduate or GED equivalent
- Enrolled (at least half time) in any college, technical, or trade school
- Min. 2.0 GPA
- Pursuing training or education in one the following industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Construction Trades, Nursing, Transportation and Mechanics
To apply visit the Phelps County Community Foundation website or contact PCDC at (308) 995-4148 Applications are available beginning December 1st of each year.
Plus, we have many local continuing education options to achieve training in one of these areas.
Learn more HERE
Many of our local employers offer internship opportunities on their sites listed below. Even some of our small businesses understand the value of a young, fresh perspective and a summer of technical assistance!
The Phelps County Development Corporation has a program to match interns with local businesses so if you don't find what you are looking for, contact PCDC at (308) 995-4148
Rural Nebraska commuting is simple and speedy because traffic is rarely an issue and highways are easily accessible. As outlined in the table below, commute times are often very similar to the number of miles. Kearney, Lexington, Minden, Alma, and Arapahoe are within a 30 mile commute from the center of Phelps County and have many addition employment opportunities.
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Start a Business
Owning a business is a great way to secure an income and become your own boss! Phelps County organizations partner to create an environment ripe for budding entrepreneurs. Learn more about our local resources at www.phelpscountyne.com